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Trump's NASA Pivot - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Rumors that the Trump administration was more interested in the moon than Mars began circulating days after the inauguration. Leaked memos published in February ...and more »

Lunar volcanoes and lava lakes gave the early moon an atmosphere - New Scientist

By Jeff Hecht. If you travelled back in time 3.5 billion years and looked up at the night sky, you would have seen an atmosphere around the moon. Though today it retains only a few tenuous wisps of atmosphere, new calculations show that massive ...and more »

The Moon Once Had An Atmosphere? - Discover Magazine (blog)

Barren and desolate today, our moon was once swathed by a thin atmosphere. Born from geothermal eruptions when the moon was still young, gaseous traces of carbon monoxide, sulfur, hydrogen and oxygen once swirled across the moon's surface, say ...and more »

Astronaut Scott Kelly on the devastating effects of a year in space - The Sydney Morning Herald

I'm sitting at the head of my dining room table at home in Houston, Texas, finishing dinner with my family: my longtime girlfriend Amiko, my twin brother Mark, his wife, former US congresswoman Gabby Giffords, his daughter Claudia, our father Richie ...and more »

NASA study reveals something extraordinary about the history of our MOON - Mirror.co.uk

Experts at NASA believe that around three to four billion years ago, the moon had an atmosphere of its own. According to a new study from the space agency, intense volcanic activity spewed molten gases out onto the moon's surface faster than they could ...and more »

The Moon's ancient atmosphere - Astronomy Magazine

In this artist's concept, the Imbrium Basin on the Moon erupts with volcanic activity 3.5 billion years ago, releasing thick clouds of gas so rapidly that it formed a temporary lunar atmosphere. NASA/MSFC. The Moon has been through some rough times ...and more »

US Will Return to the Moon, Pence Says - Scientific American

The Trump administration is committed to sending astronauts to the moon as part of a broader push to prioritize human spaceflight and firm up U.S. dominance in the final frontier, Vice President Mike Pence said. "We will return American astronauts to ...and more »

“Astounding”: the Moon once had an atmosphere - Cosmos

Three to four billion years ago, the giant volcanic eruptions that created the Man in the Moon also gave the Moon an atmosphere, scientists say. That's because volcanic eruptions release gases, and a new study, published online in Earth and Planetary ...and more »

Moon once had an atmosphere: Nasa study - Times of India

WASHINGTON: The Moon had an atmosphere about three to four billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space, a NASA study has found. When one looks up at the Moon, dark surfaces of ...and more »

What does the Moon 4bn years ago and Yahoo! towers this week have in common? Both had an awful atmosphere - The Register

Our Moon had an atmosphere visible from space almost four billion years ago – thanks to volcanic eruptions on its surface spewing a concoction of gases at a rate faster than they could escape the heavenly body. A NASA study published in Earth and ...and more »